Racing tip of the day

  • By: Ian Ogg
  • Last Updated: June 16 2014, 15:59 BST

The sportinglife.com racing team head to Carlisle for the tip of the day in the hope that a legacy can pay dividends.

They race on the Flat at Carlisle
They race on the Flat at Carlisle

Pat's Legacy - 3.45 Carlisle

According to the Oxford English Dictionary a legacy is 'an amount of money or property left to someone in a will' or 'something left or handed down by a predecessor'.

It is often used to define deeds done, as Jim Morrison once crooned "did you have a good world when you died? Enough to base a movie on?" and increasingly the filmmakers are quick to churn out a new movie following famous deeds, such as Captain Phillips.

Whether relatives thought Pat's Legacy was heaven or hell will have been a matter of perception as will deciding whether the now eight-year-old is worth backing at Carlisle this afternoon.

Trainer Marjorie Fife is rattling along at a good lick at present with four winners from eight runners in the past fornight, impressive figures by anyone's standards.

Pat's Legacy has had just the one start for the North Yorkshire handler, finishing an encouraging two length third at this track over nine furlongs. He pulled hard that day so should enjoy dropping back to a distance over which he has achieved his last four wins.

On the pick of his form from two years back, he looks well enough treated (he began 2012 on 88 and lines up here off 63) and his reappearance suggests that this son of Yankee Gentleman may be able to keep Father Time at bay for a little while yet.

I'm also tempted by an outsider in the same contest.

Michael Herrington hasn't been churning out the winners at the same rate but two of his last six runners have hit the frame at big prices and I'm hoping that Kuwait Star may be able to follow suit.

He's 4lbs lower than when a fair second to Green Park at Thirsk around 12 months ago and shaped with a little more encouragement last time at Beverley under Tony Hamilton.

Hamilton has been on board on two other occasions which have included a respectable midfield finish and one of the five-year-old's two wins and it wouldn't surprise me to see a bold show this afternoon so I'll be having an erroneously named saver as well as a forecast in the hope of boosting the funds ahead of Royal Ascot as I look to build a legacy of sorts.